Greetings From Downunder

Juk

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#22
You know preaching or evangelizing is not about knowing all the scriptures off by heart, and having ready answers like some door-to-door salesman.
It starts with keeping your own personal testimony to righteous living and faith. Believe me others at school and your friends will notice. You will be tempted; like here smoke this joint or have a drink of Jack Daniel's. Everytime you refuse to join in with sinful behaviour they will laugh at you, and call you a square or worse. But in time you will actually be respected for your stand, your personal integrity and faith. In a world that lacks any of this, people do respect consistency and an honest christian that keeps his testimony intact. This by itself is evangelizing to your friends, school mates, sports team, neighbours and so on.

When people ask you why you are the way you are in faith or in being different and not "naughty" like others; then you will have an answer. Jesus, who is God judges the actions of everybody alive on Earth. As a disciple, a follower of Jesus you neither want to offend Jesus and the Gospel, nor do you want to disqualify yourself from salvation. You simply talk about what Jesus means to you, your prayer life and the blessings and answered prayer you receive.
It is called seed planting, where the Word of God is the seed. People's hearts can be like stony ground, shallow soil or good fertile soil. That part you have no control over. Your job is simply to be a farmer and plant seeds. You just start off with being a light in a dark world. Jesus is the light of the world.
Now you know why my avatar is a lighthouse.
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid... Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven" Matthew 5: 14-16
I never thought of it that way... And that sounds much easier, too. :)
 
#23
You need an avatar that expresses your commitment or your thoughts about being a christian. I have chosen a lighthouse graphic - let your light shine - so how about you think of what symbol might represent your faith or your walk as some might put it.
You can go into an internet browser like IE or Google and type in christian symbols, or christian posters, etc. then click on images to hundreds of photos and graphics. Get some ideas from this. For me I searched lighthouses and went to images and downloaded to a folder in My Pictures. Then I upload from there any graphics needed for avatars and so on. On an aquarium and fishkeeping forum I enjoy here in Australia, my avatar is the christian fish symbol. Don't have to say much, people know the meaning of that symbol.
 

Juk

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#24
You need an avatar that expresses your commitment or your thoughts about being a christian. I have chosen a lighthouse graphic - let your light shine - so how about you think of what symbol might represent your faith or your walk as some might put it.
You can go into an internet browser like IE or Google and type in christian symbols, or christian posters, etc. then click on images to hundreds of photos and graphics. Get some ideas from this. For me I searched lighthouses and went to images and downloaded to a folder in My Pictures. Then I upload from there any graphics needed for avatars and so on. On an aquarium and fishkeeping forum I enjoy here in Australia, my avatar is the christian fish symbol. Don't have to say much, people know the meaning of that symbol.
I usually like to think of God's strength, power, and justice when I think of God because I read the whole Old Testament (pretty much) and now I am reading the New.
 
#25
Type in justice into Google and you will be surprised at what you will get - maybe scales that represent justice > represents weighing up all the evidence presented. Or you can enter in a favourite scripture verse like John 3: 16 and you will get results. Click on images. You will be amazed at what Google and IE come up with as search results.
 
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Juk

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#26
Type in justice into Google and you will be surprised at what you will get - maybe scales that represent justice > represents weighing up all the evidence presented. Or you can enter in a favourite scripture verse like John 3: 16 and you will get results. Click on images. You will be amazed at what Google and IE come up with as search results.
I make graphics as a side hobby.
 
#29
I make graphics as a side hobby.
I see you have an avatar. Most impressed. That didn't take long. Your avatar makes it a lot easier for people to find your postings and to recognise you as Juk.
It is a lot friendlier than a pale pink square with a male symbol. :cool:
 

Juk

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#30
I see you have an avatar. Most impressed. That didn't take long. Your avatar makes it a lot easier for people to find your postings and to recognise you as Juk.
It is a lot friendlier than a pale pink square with a male symbol. :cool:
True. And thanks. I didn't draw any of it, though. Credit goes to the owners.